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Senator Hamma Misau, representing Bauchi Central Senatorial District yesterday criticised his Colleagues for leaking their altercations concerning impeachment of president Muhamedu Buhari to journalists.
Coming under point of order through Order 43 of the Senate, 2015 Standing Rules, he said it was a tradition of the Senate that whatever was discussed at a closed-door session must be held back from the prying eyes of journalists, while expressing disappointment that after such session, some Senators would reveal the whole deliberations to journalists.
He displayed copies of some National Dailies, and reading through headlines and sub titles, the pro Saraki Senator advised that lawmaker should have been mature enough to hold confidential issues close to their chest.
“Mr. President, Distinguished Colleagues, I am holding some copies of the National Dailies here with headlines, ‘Senate plots Impeachment of President Buhari. Why did some of our colleagues disclose issues at close door?, ” he asked.
Misau who did not deny the impeachment plot questioned why some dailies said himself and two others were those insisting that Buhari must be impeached. Senate president Senator Bukola Saraki said he took note of the order and referred it to the senate committee on ethics and privileges
Meanwhile, Chairman of the Senate Committee on the Federal Capital Territory, Senator Dino Melaye, has denied media reports that he was plotting and instigating the impeachment of President Muhammadu Buhari.
According to Melaye, the people spreading the falsehood were those who believe that a Nigeria that is not led by them must not exist.
Melaye represents Kogi West Senatorial District in the Red Chambers of the National Assembly on the platform of the All Progressives Congress.
A statement personally issued by him on Wednesday in Abuja said the allegation “is the narrative of the attack dogs of demagogues who have decided to turn Nigeria upside down for failing to choose leaders for Senators.
Group wants Melaye to apologise to Tinubu’s wife
Also, Coalition of Civil Societies and Media Executives for Good Governance (COCMEGG) risen against a disparaging said to have been made by Senator Dino Melaye and called on him to apologise with immediate effect.
COCMEGG said in a statement signed by its president, Omoba Kenneth Aigbegbele and secretary, James Okoronkwo that it viewed Melaye’s recent utterances as unparliamentary, ungentlemanly and uncouth. It argued that “for Senator Dino Melaye to degenerate to a street urchin in the hallowed chambers of the Nigeria Senate through his unguarded statements was an actions unbecoming of his status as a Senator.
“It is unfortunate that Senator Dino Malaye has constituted himself as a cog to President Muhammadu Buhari’s patriotic crusade against corruption in Nigeria. Dino Melaye is a huge disappointment to his constituency, the Senate and the Nigeria’s democracy. It is unfortunate and reprehensible that Senator Dino have resorted to maligning the constituted authority on whose platform he rose to being a Senator of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.’’
The statement said apart from being a ranking senator, Senator oluremi Tinubu, is the spouse of the national leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), the ruling party, and described Melaye’s behavior is an affront to the APC, the African tradition of respect for elders and a threat to our nascent democracy.


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